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The Big Blowdown

(1996)
(The first book in the DC Quartet series)
A novel by

 
 
Washington DC 1946, Pete Karras and Joey Recevo find work after the war providing muscle for Mr Burke who runs a protection racket with the Mafia, but Pete Karras is too soft on his fellow immigrants. Three years later Pete and Joey meet up again for a final confrontation.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for George P Pelecanos's The Big Blowdown

Hardback Editions

June 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Big Blowdown
Author(s): George P Pelecanos
ISBN: 0-312-14284-6 / 978-0-312-14284-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

May 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Big Blowdown (Five star)
Author(s): George Pelecanos
ISBN: 1-85242-738-8 / 978-1-85242-738-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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June 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Big Blowdown
Author(s): George Pelecanos
ISBN: 1-85242-670-5 / 978-1-85242-670-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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September 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Big Blowdown
Author(s): George Pelecanos
ISBN: 0-312-24291-3 / 978-0-312-24291-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU